President Biden today will sign the Instruments of Ratification for the Accession Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty for the Republic of Finland and Kingdom of Sweden. The George Washington University has faculty experts available to provide context and commentary…
Scientists react to planned cull of Swedish wolves
The Swedish Parliament recently presented its ambition to drastically reduce number of wolves in Sweden – from approximately 400 down to approximately 200. Scientists are now reacting to this goal. In a letter published in Science 18 researchers from 5 countries warn that such a cull would further threaten this already highly vulnerable population.
NATO decision on Finland, Sweden strong on paper, future unclear
NATO has formally invited Finland and Sweden to join its alliance after Turkey dropped its objections. The decision comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine continues. Barry Strauss, professor of history and classics at Cornell University and the Corliss…
Impact of Potential NATO Expansion on International Business, Affairs and Trade
Sweden has announced it’s joining Finland in their request to join the Western military alliance NATO. The announcement comes in response to Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, and marks an historic shift for Sweden, which has largely remained neutral for…
GW Expert Available to Discuss Sweden and Finland Asking to Join NATO
WASHINGTON (May 16, 2022)— On Monday, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced an intention to seek NATO membership, ending more than two centuries of military nonalignment in a historic shift prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Sweden follows Finland’s announcement that…
Finland, Sweden considering NATO not surprising given historical context
Key decision-makers in Finland and Sweden are set to announce their positions on NATO membership this week – an expansion would leave Russia surrounded by NATO countries. Cristina Florea is an assistant professor at Cornell University and historian of Central…
Aalto University joins Swedish WASP research program on AI and autonomous systems
Finland’s Aalto University begins collaboration with Swedish universities in the Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP)
Nobody finds the Alzheimer’s Germ in $1 Million Challenge, but eight researchers split $200K, says Dr. Leslie Norins of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest
There is now keen interest in deeper investigation of infectious agents as the trigger of Alzheimer’s disease
Ignoring the pandemic does not mean it will ‘go away’ in two weeks
Ignoring the pandemic and foregoing restrictions will not make the virus disappear. It is not correct to say Sweden has ignored COVID-19 and is “absolutely fine and normal” for doing so. As reported by Reuters The post (here), which has…
Key Insights from Swedish Casino that Remained Open During COVID-19
As casinos in Las Vegas enter the second month of reopening since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, UNLV gaming researchers say they can draw upon insights from industry collaborators in Sweden, a country that took a more open approach to the crisis compared to other governments.
Lack of lockdown increased COVID-19 deaths in Sweden
Sweden’s controversial decision not to lock down during COVID-19 produced more deaths and greater healthcare demand than seen in countries with earlier, more stringent interventions, a new analysis finds.
Rethinking mortality and how we plan for old age
Many people dream of comfortably living out their golden years. A new IIASA study however shows that older Europeans, and especially women, frequently underestimate how many years they have left, which could lead to costly decisions related to planning for their remaining life course.